Henney treble sees off Magpies

Spartan South Midlands Premier Division Colney Heath 0 Aylesbury 4 COLNEY Heath boss Scott Lacey admitted his side were beaten by the better team after losing 4-0 to Aylesbury on Saturday. The Magpies fell behind early on to a Craig Henney strike, with th

Spartan South Midlands Premier Division

Colney Heath 0 Aylesbury 4

COLNEY Heath boss Scott Lacey admitted his side were beaten by the better team after losing 4-0 to Aylesbury on Saturday.

The Magpies fell behind early on to a Craig Henney strike, with the Aylesbury striker going on to complete his hat-trick in the second half either side of a strike from Ross Lafayette.


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"We got beaten by the better side on the day," Lacey told the Herts Advertiser.

"I think the scoreline flattered them like it has done to us on a few occasions this season. We conceded early but we responded well and were in the game until they scored the second.

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"Ian Cooper had a great chance just before the break and you'd have put your house on him scoring but he's mis-kicked it. If that had gone in I think it would've been a different game."

"Fair play to Aylesbury they're very strong all over and are a very good side for that level."

The Magpies were missing several key players due to injury and suspension, with last weekend's postponed game at Hertford meaning four players had their suspensions held over a week and ruled them out of the crunch top of the table clash.

"The squad is stretched and we're playing people out of position which is really highlighted against the strongest sides but we had a good enough side out to get a result.

"I think you can learn a lot more from a defeat - you analyse it more and look at individual performances where a win masks over poor performances. Maybe we got them up for it too much. The responsibility doesn't just lie with the players it lies with me and Wes (Awad) and maybe that's a bit of a learning curve for us."

Despite the result, Lacey believes there were positives to take from the game ahead of this weekend's trip to Hatfield Town.

"There were positives to take," said the Heath boss. "Jimmy Dillnutt is getting fitter and fitter and played alongside Matt Courbould who made his league debut. He won absolutely everything and he'll only get fitter so it bodes well for the future."

Colney Heath: Clark; Dillnut, Gerber, Corbould, Beaumont; Ashwood, Stevens, Deacon; Olcot; Newman, Cooper.

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